Ex-Gopher Drowns

Brainerd, MN - Billy Bye, a halfback at Minnesota in the 1940s, has drowned in a boating accident. He was 81.

The Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office confirmed the death Saturday. He died at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby.

Bet Men’s College Football

Authorities say Bye's motor became entangled while he was on Bay Lake on Friday. He freed the motor but was unable to get back in the boat despite attempts by passengers to throw him ropes and lifejackets.
Son Jim Bye told the Star Tribune in Minneapolis his father was boating with his wife, Sally, and friends.
Billy Bye played for the Gophers from 1946 to 1949 and was their most valuable player in 1946.

Bet Men’s College Football

Posted: 6/13/09 8:00PM ET

 

Recent NCAAF Discussions

2017 NFL Draft Grades on Sun, Apr 2017 by Blade
Betting the 2017 NFL Draft on Tue, Apr 2017 by Blade
NFL Draft Preview on Tue, Apr 2017 by Blade
2017 Heisman Odds on Wed, Mar 2017 by Blade
College / NBA today on Sun, Mar 2017 by TtomBoBadly

NCAAF Top Stories

Thumbnail Alabama still favored to win CFB Title Oddsmakers still favor Alabama to win the 2017 College Football National Championship, but which other teams are in the mix?

NCAAF Headlines

NCAAF Team Pages